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Flu shots in demand at busy clinic

Flu shot

Demand for the winter flu vaccination has doubled at the Manukau SuperClinic this year, with more than 1000 doses used so far.

Sisters saddle up, ride to success

Emelia Forsyth

Equestrian expertise is a family trait for Georgina and Emelia Forsyth who are busy claiming titles in national competitions.

Opera singer's musical score

Filipe Manu

An internship with New Zealand Opera will help Filipe Manu's classical music career hit the right notes.

Mobility dog's mysterious death

Duke

The police and SPCA are investigating the possible poisoning of a much-loved mobility dog.

General election's first step unfolds

Enrol

3.2 million envelopes are about to be sent around the country so that registered voters can check their details.

Planner: gas station by school alright

bp

BP should be allowed to build a service station next to a primary school, an Auckland Council officer says.

'Worst served in public transport'

Bus

Long-suffering public transport passengers from South-East Auckland are among the most poorly served in the city.

Kids invent fire alert for deaf

Students with deaf device

Three youngsters who invented a device to help deaf people escape fires are showing it off in the US.

Mum's beloved cat comes back

Paige and Ashleigh

Clairvoyants, tracker dogs and people all helped in the search for Moo, the last link to their mum.

Sellers swap TradeMe

Charlotte Hurst

Thousands of Aucklanders are ditching TradeMe in favour of social media sites to buy, sell and trade.

Frustration over school zones

Norman Sutton

Proposed school zones are again a concern, with parents in Auckland's eastern suburbs querying boundaries.

In tsunami zone

Middlemore

Middlemore Hospital lies within a tsunami evacuation zone, but officials say they are prepared for disaster.

Jess' sword success

Jess Beer

There's no sitting on the fence for Jess Beer. She's competing against men and women and winning.

Mystery around building's new name

Emilia Maud Nixon Garden of Memories

Local Board members walked out of a meeting in protest over possible names for a building and museum.

Zoning review concern for parents

School

The zoning for primary schools in an area of East Auckland is under review following Ministry of Education request.

New king of King's College

Michael Leach

He's led decile 1 and 10 schools in the past but now principal Michael Leach is off to experience private schooling.

Sisters want to find late mum's cat

Moo and Judy

Judy Joy's dying wish was that her beloved cat Moo be looked after. But now he's gone missing.

Carvings on show in South Auckland

Sculpture

Taiwanese wood sculptor Wu Jung-tzu's latest exhibition will only show in four select countries and NZ is one of them.

Chip on shoulder over seal

Seal on road

A road covered up by chip seal in February is continuing to annoy residents, who question the quality of the tar.

Kids need to be warmly dressed

Gretl Bass

Mothers are dressed for the cold but their children aren't adequately covered, sewing group founder says.

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